The Carol Stream Parks Foundation Bike Riding Club is comprised of a group of recreational bike riders ranging in age from 17 to 72. After a full season’s riding hiatus in 2020, the year 2021 looks promising and is the 8th year for the club. The club has grown each year and had 49 members in 2019. All rides leave from the Simkus Recreation Center on the 2nd Thursday at 6 pm and the 4th Saturday at 9 am of each month May thru October. Participate in as many rides as your schedule allows.
Rides take place on regional bike paths. We accommodate different skill levels with two ride options. For newcomers we offer a 1-hour leisure pace with a 10-miles maximum distance. For a more established rider a 2-hour medium pace and longer distance ride is available for recreational riders. No riders are ever left behind, everyone is given a chance to catch up, drink and rest as a group before crossing major streets. Our rides include round-trips to destinations such as the Wheaton Farmer’s Market, downtown Glen Ellyn, St. James Forest Preserve, and locations in Bartlett, Medinah, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, and beyond. If interest is high, we also offer higher performance long-distance rides.
No experience needed but you need a bike and helmets are strongly encouraged. The fee for 2021 is $30 for individual riders and $45 for families. This fee is tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bright fluorescent Foundation Bike Club T-shirts are available for $15 at Simkus Recreation Center.
Bike Club membership includes monthly guided bicycle rides on area bike trails through local towns. The membership is for as many or as few rides on our schedule that you choose.
Proceeds go directly to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation. Bike Club registration can be completed at the Simkus Recreation Centers, or through the links below. Your membership fee helps us fund our Scholarship Program, Parks and Facility Improvements, Program Enhancements, and Green Initiatives. As a 501(c)3 corporation, all contributions to the organization are tax-deductible. Identified donors receive a written receipt.